In the face of these hard economic times, my coworker friend and I were having a discussion on how many Americans don't know how to really live simply, with few things, and when asked to cut back, we mostly reply, "What could I cut out?" Most people that I meet who are from outside of these borders are able to do that when they come here, but the longer they stay, the more Americanized they become. This way of life is somewhat contagious I guess. :-)
So, my coworker friend mentioned how she noticed that her sister, the crafter, found a job in Hawaii and left bags and bags of her crafting materials behind...ribbons, thread, fabric, etc. She said, (and this is really not a direct quote) "I mean, it's not that she purchased just enough ribbon for one project, but she has all this ribbon because it was 'ON SALE'." What could I do, but hang my head in shame and say, "I understand."